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Maharashtra signs Rs 35K-cr deal with rooftop aircraft maker

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Monday cleared the decks for India's first individual aircraft maker Captain Amol Yadav to set up an indigenous factory for manufacturing 20-seater aircraft in Palghar in a Rs 35,000 crore project, an official said. Yadav created waves in February 2016, when he constructed a small airplane on his building terrace and displayed it at the...

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Sahel Phull in Vikram Bhatt's web series

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Sahel Phull, known for shows like Uttaran and Kundali Bhagya, will feature in filmmaker Vikram Bhatt's web series titled Twisted 2. I have signed 'Twisted 2' with Vikram Bhatt. I will be playing a character named Vinod. He will be (actress) Nia Sharma's boyfriend in the show, Sahel said in a statement to IANS. I am very excited to work with his (Bhatt'...

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Star India wins rights for IPL, domestic cricket

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Star India Pvt. Ltd on Monday won the rights for audio-visual production services for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and BCCI domestic cricket for the 2018-19 season. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had invited Request For Proposal (RFP) documents for services relating to the live production of all matches for IPL Season 2018 and Domestic season 20...

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Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threatened to quit Twitter after losing followers earlier this month, met some officials from the micro-blogging site to understand the digital platform. He says the working on the micro-blogging platform is very apparent. The Twitter team came from across the seas to visit me at work and to explain to me how Twitter works... ...

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Former 'Bigg Boss' contestant joins Kangana-starrer

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Bigg Boss contestant Vivek Mishra has joined the cast of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, starring actress Kangana Ranaut. I'm really happy to star in the film. The film itself will help to educate the generation. It will teach the meaning of love for the nation. Queen of Jhansi was an inspiring figure, Vivek said in a statement. I enjoy being a part...

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Arrested PNB officials illegally accessed Level-5 SWIFT password, shared it with firm

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The arrested deputy manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) has told investigators that he had unauthorisedly obtained Level-5 password to the SWIFT system to authorise issuance of money through Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Foreign Letters of Credit (FLCs). Shetty made the startling revelations when sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation questioned him abo...

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Selling pressure drags equities lower

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Heavy selling pressure in capital goods, auto, metals, banking and oil and gas stocks subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday. The key indices recouped some losses during the late afternoon trade session, however, failing to exit the negative territory. Index heavyweights like Tata Steel, Asian Paints, Dr Reddy's Lab, Adani Ports and Larsen and Toub...

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Google Arts and Culture unveils 3D-printed vases

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Google Arts and Culture on Monday unveiled 10 3D-printed ceramic vases at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum here to mark the culmination of its 'Future Relics' project -- the first-ever lab experiment in India. The Future Relics project, which was announced in November 2017, blends ancient craft and modern technology to build relics f...

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Northeast coach Grant urges AIFF to improve refereeing standards

Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Unhappy with the standard of refereeing during their Indian Super League (ISL) matches, Northeast United head coach Avram Grant on Monday urged the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to conduct a thorough feedback procedure and analyse the performance of the referees for the betterment of the tournament. In their last game and already out of the playoffs conten...

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Two Gitanjali officials named in CBI FIR resign

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Following the unravelling of the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, two senior officials of Gitanjali Gems -- Chandrakant Karkare and Pankhuri Warange -- resigned from the company, according to a regulatory filing with the stock exchanges on Monday. The names of the two officials were mentioned in the FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation on ...

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PNB fraud: ED raids over 40 locations in several cities on Monday

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday conducted searches at over 40 more locations in several cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said. The agency raided 10 places in Mumbai, six each in Ahmedabad and Bengaluru, four in Chennai, three in Surat, two each in Bihar, Lucknow, Jalandhar and Hyderabad...

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Web series on 1992 securities scam in the works

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A web series based on the non-fiction book The Scam detailing the securities scam of 1992 is being developed by Applause Entertainment. The book is by Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu. The scam in the Indian stock market will be brought to the digital platform through a 10-part series, read a statement. Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment, said: 'The Sc...

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Sudin Dhavalikar chosen Goa House leader

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader and Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, member of the ruling coalition, has been chosen the leader of the House in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar is currently being treated in a Mumbai hospital for a pancreas-related ailment. In view of the medical condition of the Chief Minister, the 33-da...

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Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Naidu

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that we should be proud of being Indian and there is a requirement to stop thinking on the lines of caste, creed, sex and religion. Naidu, who was here for the platinum jubilee celebrations of R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, also said that problems in the country arise only when people create divisions.<...

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Gitanjali Gems plunge 10%, PNB stocks trade 8% lower

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Shares of Gitanjali Gems extended losses for the fourth consecutive session on Monday -- plunging almost 10 per cent to its lower circuit level at Rs 33.80 per scrip. The shares continued the plunge a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted search operations in six franchise-based outlets located in four malls in Kolkata in connection with $1.8 billion ...

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Parrikar can be sent to US, if need be: Goa Deputy Speaker

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, if need be, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday. We want him. We will do everything we can. He could be taken to the US if need be, Lobo told reporters at the state assembly complex...

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'Hindi Medium 2' narrative amusing yet emotional: Adajania

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Homi Adajania will be directing the sequel to Hindi Medium with actor Irrfan Khan playing the lead. The filmmaker says the film's story is very amusing yet emotional. The news of Adajania getting on board to direct the quirky franchise comedy for Dinesh Vijan's Maddock films banner was announced on Monday. I ambled into Dinoo's (Vijan) room and he was sitti...

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'Note Pe Chot...' neither in favour nor against demonetisation: Ajay

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Ajay Kkuundal says his forthcoming movie titled Note Pe Chot 8/11, which is based on demonetisation, is about how it affected the nation and does not favour or criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to withdraw high-denomination notes from circulation. It was a decision taken by the government for the benefit of the people. So, the movie doesn't cri...

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Want to shock, disturb people with my work: Filmmaker Q

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) His films don't release in a theatre near you, and neither does he think they're meant to be enjoyed with cola and popcorn. Director Qaushiq Mukherjee, aka Q, dubbed as India's most dangerous filmmaker by CNN, says he looks at cinema as an information device, and wants to create some sort of physical disturbance in the conscience of his audience. Known f...

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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,680cr

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Industrial conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Monday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,680 crore from the Pune Municipal Corporation to revamp the water supply system in the city. The water and effluent treatment business of L&T Construction has secured...orders worth Rs 1,680 crore... for 'study, survey, investigation, assessment, ...

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